Essential Guide to E-Visa India

The e-Visa of India is an electronic travel authorization which allows visitors to travel in India for tourism, business, and medical purposes. When applying for it, every step is carried out online, saving the hassle of visiting a consulate. Here is an essential guide regarding the e-Visa India.


Who can avail of the e-Visa India?

Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the e-tourist Visa India:

Albania
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Island
Chile
China
China - Hong Kong
China -Macau
China - Taiwan
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d'lvoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger Republic
Niue Island
Norway
Oman
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Macedonia
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Island
Tuvalu
UAE
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uruguay
USA
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City - Holy See
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Note:

1. Not available to travelers having Pakistani passport or origin even if they come from the above countries.

2. Not available to travelers holding diplomatic or official passport, or international travel document rather than a passport.


E-Visa India Application - 4 Steps

India E-Visa Sample
India E-Visa Sample
1. Log into the website of India’s Bureau of Immigration. Fill out the application form online. Besides, you will be required to upload a recent white-background photo of yourself and the photo page of your passport bearing your particulars.
See screenshots of a sample application form.

2. Pay the India e-visa fee online. Both credit and debit cards are accepted for payment.

3. Check your email box and receive the email with the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Generally speaking, you may receive it within 3 to 5 days after submitting the application, and it could be earlier. You can check your e-Visa status on the website of India’s Bureau of Immigration and make sure it shows “Granted”.

4. Print the ETA and show it to the immigration officer upon arrival in India. The officer will then stamp an e-tourist visa on your passport.


How much does an India e-Visa cost?

India Visa Cost
The India e-Visa cost is divided into four levels, ie., free, US$25, US$80 and US$100, depending on the nature of the diplomatic relation between India and the applicant’s home country.

Free - for Indonesia, Myanmar, South Africa…
US$25 - for Singapore, Japan and Sri Lanka
US$80 - for Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden…
US$100 - for UK, USA, Russia…

Plus, applicants need to pay a bank charge of 2.5% based on the applicable e-Visa fee.

Read More: India Visa Fees


When to apply for an India e-Visa?

You should make the e-Visa India application minimum four calendar days ahead of your scheduled arrival date and but not earlier than 120 days in advance.


How long can I stay in India with an e-Visa?

Usually, an e-tourist visa India is valid for one year from the date that you are granted the ETA, allowing multiple entries. However, it does not mean you can stay continuously in India for one year. Each continuous stay cannot exceed 90 days, except US, UK, Japan, and Canada citizens and those on an e-business visa.


Which checkposts in India permit entering with an e-Visa?

28 airports:

Delhi
Mumbai
Chennai
Kolkata
Thiruvananthapuram
Bengaluru
Hyderabad
Cochin
Goa
Ahmedabad
Amritsar
Gaya
Jaipur
Lucknow
Trichy
Varanasi
Calicut
Mangalore
Pune
Nagpur
Coimbatore
Bagdogra
Guwahati
Chandigarh
Visakhapatnam
Madurai
Bhubaneswar
Port Blair
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5 seaports:

Mumbai
Cochin
Mormugao
Chennai
New Mangalore


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